Spring Constant

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Constants

spring compression 6Spring constant, abbreviated as \(k_s\), is the ratio of opposing force to the displacement from the origional position or how much force is needed to change a springs distance.

Spring Constant formula

\(\large{ k_s = - F \; d_s }\)

\(\large{ k_s = \frac {F} {d_s} }\)

\(\large{ k_s = \frac {2 \; E}{ d^2 } }\)


\(\large{ k_s }\) = spring constant

\(\large{ d_s }\) = spring displacement

\(\large{ E }\) = spring energy

\(\large{ F }\) = spring force (applied force)


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